The construction of a new terminal building and other ancillary works as part of the second phase of the expansion of Kumasi Airport is nearing completion.
The construction of the new terminal valued at $300 million and expected to be completed soon, comprise the extension of the runway from 1,981 metres to 2,300 metres to accommodate Boeing 737-800 series aircrafts.
As well as the construction of a new two-story ultra-modern terminal, construction of additional aprons, restaurants, shopping and parking areas, and a ring road around the airport.
The new terminal is expected to have the capacity to handle one million passengers per annum.
Kumasi, the Ashanti regional capital, is the busiest domestic destination and is served by both PassionAir and Africa World Airlines (AWA).
PassionAir and AWA together, operate 20 flights per day between Accra and Kumasi.
Industry data show that in 2019, a total of 16,499 people travelled by air between the two cities.